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Poster: David Beckwith Date: Aug 22, 2012 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Audiophiles - Are there any DVD players that can do gapless playback for FLAC files?

Thanks guys! I'll look into some of these suggestions.

gratefuldiver - do you burn and play FLAC files on the Oppo 93 that were burned without gaps? If so do they still play without gaps or have a 1 second gap?

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Sep 22, 2012 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Audiophiles - Are there any DVD players that can do gapless playback for FLAC files?

Slewfoot, sorry that it's taken me so long to respond. Hopefully you are notified when you receive a post. Here's what I can tell you about the Oppo 93 and Flac files. If you burn them to a CD (or DVD, I suppose) and specify gapless playback (as others suggested), then the Blu-Ray player will play them without gap. (There is a tiny pause, but it's fractions of a second and no different than if I burn as a regular CD/WAV files. I'm currently using CD Burner XP for reasons explained below.) A nice thing about the Oppo is that you can also plug in an external HD and play Flac files right off your drive--one doesn't even need to make a playlist. If the files for a show are saved in a folder and the file names are in order, just find the folder and press play. Pretty slick. However, there is a noticeable 1-second gap. My guess is that this is what the Oppo rep was referring to. Side-note, my reason for experimenting with this was to play Kevin Tobin's 31 Dec 78 matrix transfer in DTS 5.1. It's incredible! CD Burner XP can transfer DTS 5.1 Flac files onto a CD in DTS 5.1 as easy as if one were making a WAV or MP3 CD. And burned to disc, the pauses between songs are barely perceptible. I'm considering finally reaching into the bit torrent world so that I can download his other DTS transfers. Good luck!

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Poster: David Beckwith Date: Sep 24, 2012 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Audiophiles - Are there any DVD players that can do gapless playback for FLAC files?

Wow! Thanks so much for the help! Seems like it might be worth it to try out the Oppo 93. I really appreciate your help. Fingers crossed it all works out!

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Aug 22, 2012 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Audiophiles - Are there any DVD players that can do gapless playback for FLAC files?

I'm not going to be very helpful. I don't play files off DVDs or CDs. I play them off an external hard drive using a USB port into the player. And to be less helpful, I converted (for the sake of playlists) most files to either WMAs or MP3s long before I had a BluRay Player that could play FLACs. I may have a DVD or two that someone burned for me with FLACs; I'll try to dig it up and give it a spin.